Joanna Kavenna

“Brigid thought how much she wanted to love her mother simply and virtuously, because she was afraid otherwise her children would grow up feeling varieties of ambivalence toward her. They would learn from her poor example, experience the same confusion of emotions as she did. Perhaps this was her mother's fear, too, that she had only received imperfect love from her daughter. Perhaps this was why she came round and couldn't quite leave, couldn't stop coming round and staying too long, because she was still trying to earn something better.”

Joanna Kavenna, The Birth of Love
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The Birth of Love The Birth of Love by Joanna Kavenna
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